May 20, 2020
Well Done Good and Faithful Servants! Click for the details.
In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
Oliver Tran at FIVE DAYS OLD. I didn’t know a baby could smile in joy at five days. He’s got a full face smile, eyes and all! Every child brings to birth a unique attribute of God. Thanks, Oliver. Thanks, God.
Recently two all-day spots in our Preschool have opened up. If you are interested, please contact Margaret Aldridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaretemail@example.com
May 21 – Ascension Thursday
May 22 – FINAL PICKUP
Friday’s pickup outside will be staged at the spots where children typically line up for school from 10am to 3pm. After 3:00pm, the materials will be available at the usual pickup area at the bottom of the steps by the music room through Friday and the days following. We would appreciate pickup of materials including report cards by Wednesday of next week.
We want to wish our St. Peter’s graduates “congratulations” as they finish up their grade school years and move on to high school in such a unique way. Our 8th graders will receive their diplomas in a drive-through graduation on Friday from noon to 12:30.
APPRECIATION OF OUR FATHERS
This initiative was begun just before the priest changes came by Mary Odgaard music ministry leader. Now it seems even more important! Here’s Mary’s note: The hope is that you might be willing to participate in bombarding our awesome priests with thank you cards and prayers for each of them. Being a priest is a tough "job" in the first place, let alone with the restrictions, concerns for safety, and isolation that we've been dealing with the last two months and into the foreseeable future. Rather than retreat from the challenges, we have two priests who have continued to do absolutely everything possible to bring Jesus to our parish and give us continued community. They have given us access to safe confessions, livestream Masses, Exposition and Adoration, Eucharistic processions, and so many more "things" behind the scenes that we'll probably never know about. They perpetually sacrifice and pray for each of us and our needs. And most the time, they do it without thanks. Please consider sending Fr. Doty and Fr. Bedient a card with a thank you message to each of them and include a "spiritual bouquet" for each of them. A spiritual bouquet is a gift of prayers, (no flowers are involved). You can also pray and send the number of prayers to Kathy Nealon who will put them all in one big Spiritual Bouquet. Kathy-Nealon@cdolinc.net Here’s an example: “Our family of 6 prayed two rosaries for Fr. Doty, that’s 12 rosaries.” This can be a good way to get the prayers here and be included in one big note.
In Christ, Mary Odgaard
DEPARTURES AND NEW STAFF FOR NEXT YEAR
Thanks for your service here in our school. You have been a blessing to us!
Dana Rashilla – KB
Tom Magnuson – Educational Consultant
Sister Mary Maximilian – 2B
Kennedy Sander – 6B
Maggie McPhillips – 7A
Sydney Osburn – KB
Chris Jacobsen – Counselor and Educational Consultant
Sister John Marion – 2B
Sydney Routh – 6B
Teresa Poss – 7A
We look forward to the grace that will be available to our children in the upcoming year.
GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY – THURSDAY MAY 28
We are excited to be adding a Level I CGS (Catechesis of the Good Shepard) program to our Early Childhood Education here at St. Peters! Children ages 3-6 years old may enroll in the Montessori-based catechesis program that is deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture and Liturgy. This beautiful and rich hands-on approach to catechesis focuses on the religious values of childhood, primarily contemplation and enjoyment of God. Your donation to GIVE TO LINCOLN will help us to acquire the additional training, materials and furnishings needed for this endeavor. To donate online go to https://givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/st-peter-catholic-school between now and Thursday May 28. If have questions please contact Brenda-Shields@cdolinc.net
The mailing will be sent to you via your email in late June. Your volunteerism and completion of forms by the July 24 deadline is greatly appreciated.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The school office will be open Wednesday mornings from 9-1:00pm beginning May 27.
Age of Learning has offered our school families free access to their online learning programs until Labor Day (September 7). This includes ABC Mouse for PK-2nd grades, Adventure Academy for 3rd-8th and Reading IQ for PK-6th grades. See attached letter for instructions on how to get your free account. Families can create accounts until June 30 and they will work until Labor Day. These can be used on computers or by downloading the apps on a mobile device.
REMINDER – 6th GR PARENTS
Students entering 7th grade are required to have a physical exam and be up to date on immunizations. This can be done up to six months prior to the start of school. Please turn in a copy of the physical and a complete list of immunizations from your provider to the school office by July 24. We will likely get an extension on this requirement due to COVID.
REMINDER – 7th GR PARENTS
If your student plans to participate in sports at St. Peter’s next year as an 8th grader, he/she will need a current physical turned in to the office prior to participation in the sport. (Your student’s 7th grade physical does not qualify, as this is an annual requirement.) We were recently reminded that if we open on time as normal, this physical requirement cannot be waived.
Only God knows what will happen with our scheduled startup on August 16. We are making basic plans for many different scenarios for next year’s start-up. We know nothing more than what has been made public, but want you to know we are talking as a diocesan school system, among ourselves as Lincoln Catholic School administrators, and with the local leadership team here at St. Peter School. We will let you know as soon as we know more concrete details. The Governor has promised some detail on June 1.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS)
Check out this video! Share the information with your neighbors. We are very excited for this program to come to our families! CGS is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. To learn more about the beauty and richness of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Method, go to https://www.cgsusa.org/. There are also details on our website along with a form to enable you to sign up for the program. We are offering a $99 enrollment fee for the year for parishoners through June 15. If you child is registered for Kindergarten here at St. Peter School, they may attend an evening session at no cost.
We have expanded our registration options for Extended Day to include part-time attendance. However, we will still need the consistency of specific days each week. Details are on the registration form.
ONLINE GIVING SITE FOR ST. PETER PARISH
THANKS, here’s the site if you’d like to sign up: https://www.osvhub.com/saintpeterslincoln/funds.
CALENDAR FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
Parent, you may click 2020-2021 Calendar for next year’s school calendar.
Beginning today, Wednesday, May 20, Scrip and E-Scrip will be available in the school office during summer office hours. Please email Bridget Paseka at firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Aldridge at Margaret-Aldridge@cdolinc.net to place an order for pick up or to make an appointment to pick up your E-Scrip. Scrip will not be available at weekend Masses, but will continue being available by appointment while gathering restrictions remain in place. Thank you for your continued support!
CLOTHING DONATIONS VIA THE CSS TRUCK
Thank you to everyone who donated clothing items and brought them to Catholic Social Services truck this past month. It will continue to be in the St. Peter parking lot indefinitely for you to drop off clothing items.
These books are again available to parents for their students. Since the COVID-19 outbreak has caused many school buildings to close indefinitely, delivering Summer Solutions books to the school will be impractical. Therefore, Simple Solutions is offering an easy way for you to still get the books you need. Instead of having your Summer Solutions books distributed at school, your books will now be delivered directly to your home. Each book is $15.99, which includes shipping. If you have not already placed your order, go to www.summersolutions.net and enter our NEW school code SUF44260. There is no expiration date for ordering. You can use this code to order books throughout the summer.
Register to attend SKY Camp, Catholic Adventure Camp, or the Boys Leadership Camp.
Click Bright Lights to view the entire camp schedule and to register for classes which are all virtual (and FREE) this summer.